Julie DeMarco LaPorta's Summer on Flora St. Window Box Contest Entry- People's Choice Winner

Secrets To Planting The Perfect Window Box

Love to garden but think you don’t have the space?  Think again.  Window boxes filled with flowers are a simple way to add a splash of style and color to every home from a classic Colonial to the smallest loft apartment.  By picking the right flower window boxes and learning how to plant a window box, anyone can improve their home’s curb appeal and indulge their green thumb.

Window Boxes for Every Style Home

Picking the right style window planter box to match your home is the first step on the way to a beautiful new miniature garden.  Be sure to take into consideration the style of your home and look for a planter that compliments it nicely.  For example, a Picket Fence window box would look great on a country cottage while The Unity Chic Direct Mount box would be a perfect fit for a sleek modern home.


Mix & Match Varieties

Once you have chosen a container for your new window box flowers, it’s time to select the plants!  While you may love lilies, planting a few different species in the same box will make for a much more visually striking display.  Most container gardeners choose two or three flowering plants with complementary colors.  For some added texture, look for a flowering vine that will flow over the edges of your planter making the most of your small gardening space.

While finding just the right color combination is vital to a successful window garden, be sure to find the right plants for your environment.  Will your window planter box be getting full sun or is it on the shady side of your home?  Do you live in a mild climate or will your plants have to deal with extreme heat or cold for most of the year?  Answering these questions will help you chose the perfect plants for your new window box.


How to Plant the Perfect Window Box

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with window box ideas but are still unsure of how to plant a window box you’re don’t worry.  WindowBox.com has put together a Plant Basics page that will give you all the information you need to get your small space garden started.

Julie DeMarco LaPorta's Summer on Flora St. perfect window box.

An example of a perfect spring window box from Julie DeMarco LaPorta.


To get an idea of what our fantastic clients are able to do when they pair their hard work and creativity with the long lasting and durable products available from WindowBox.com, take a look at “Summer on Floral St.”, Julie DeMarco Laporta’s entry into the 2014 WindowBoxContest.com photo contest.  It’s easy to see why our social media followers world-wide awarded Julie’s striking arrangement the People’s Choice Award.

If you want to follow in Julie’s footsteps and turn your window box ideas into a reality, stop by WindowBox.com today for an extensive selection of window planter boxes, hanging baskets, gardening tools, and much more.

2 replies
  1. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Impressive write-up. Great secrets you have shared on planting the window box. This information definitely comes in handy. Thanks a lot for the share.


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